Individual Strawberry Pie — Damn Delicious

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Individual Strawberry Pie

Happy Friday all! This day could not have come sooner. I’ve been so incredibly excited for today so I could finally share this recipe with you guys. Plus, I have yet another awesome giveaway for you!

I’ve teamed up with the awesome Laura over at Tutti Dolci where we’ve both made desserts in jars. She made these amazing Cranberry-Pear Cobblers in Jars so be sure to check out her post as well.

Now even though it’s not exactly strawberry season right now, I couldn’t help but make these fresh strawberry pies. I paid a fortune for these strawberries too but it was seriously worth every single penny.

These bright and juicy strawberries get slathered in a fresh strawberry sauce where they sit in a jar of a buttery, crisp pie crust topped with fresh whipped cream. Every bite consisted of so many fun textures with just enough sweetness to let you indulge just a tiny bit. Plus, this a fruit pie so it’s gotta be healthy enough for us to have at least 2 servings, right?

Now for those of you who don’t have any mason jars around to make these – have no fear! Freund Container & Supply has generously donated a $100 gift certificate for one lucky Damn Delicious reader! Just imagine how many mason jars you could get with that – you’d be set for life!

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This giveaway is for one $100 gift certificate to Freund Container & Supply, which will expire on March 31, 2013. The gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety; any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited.

Be sure to enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Giveaway ends on Friday December 28, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. The winner will be selected by random.org and contacted by email. If there is no response after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to both US and Canadian residents. However, due to current international shipping rates, Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Freund Container & Supply. All opinions expressed are my own.

Individual Strawberry Pie (adapted from Desserts in Jars):

  • 1 pie crust, store-bought or homemade
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Whipped cream, for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut a 6-inch circle of dough for each of the four wide-mouth 8-ounce mason jars. Carefully press the dough onto the bottom and up the sides.

Place parchment paper in each jar to cover the bottom and sides of the jar. Add pie weights on top of parchment and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

Let cool completely before removing parchment paper and pie weights.

To make the strawberry sauce, combine 1 pound strawberries, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened, about 6-10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in lemon zest and let cool for 10 minutes.

To assemble the pies, divide the remaining 1 pound strawberries among the four jars, arranging them within the baked crusts. Drizzle the strawberry sauce evenly over the top until the strawberries are covered with a thin layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours for the strawberries to set up.

Serve chilled with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

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